Lead Systems Engineer

Taunton, MA

Posted: 10/30/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 227780

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



DOD secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Softworld has an immediate opening for a Lead Systems Engineer with modelling and sysML background.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  You will work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems.    This position provides solutions to both Fire Control System (FCS) programs and to the Army Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (C3T) developing novel approaches to the Army’ s network modernization goals including engagement in Cross-Functional Team experimentation to modernize the tactical network and integrate onto mobile platforms. Our Army C3T directorate provides the network communications solutions for expeditionary and regionally aligned operations. We deliver network capabilities with scalable solutions supporting Soldiers whether they are at home station, in-route to a mission, in early operations or deployed with mature operational reach-back. We deliver a network that enables high-speed, high-capacity voice, data and video communications even in austere and remote locations, to bring information dominance to current and future Soldiers. Our mission is to meet the Army’ s desire to be able to reliably provide relevant, real time information to the individual soldier at the tactical edge of the battlefield. Background in DoD programs required.



Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer

Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)

Performs detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements

Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications

Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the system of system (SOS) level

Synthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints

Leads Modeling and Simulation activities

Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle

Researches, designs, and develops systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis

Provides leadership and/or direction to lower level employees

Leads technical tasks for small teams or projects

Begins to provide engineering support to proposals

Participates in or leads SOW generation for subcontracts

Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility

Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product

Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)

Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses

Travel may be required – 20%

Security clearance required




Very strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories

Very strong knowledge of other related disciplines

Very strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools

Magic Draw experience and SysML background

Agile design/development experience

Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately

Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Very strong written and verbal communications skills

Very strong ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design

Very strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
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